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The Rebels knew what they had to do going into Friday night’s game with Bourbon County. They had to figure out a way to shut down Taylor Barnes and the Colonels’ running game. Unfortunately, accomplishing that feat was easier said than done.
As a team, the Colonels ran the ball 56 times for a total of 363 yards.
Barnes ran 34 times for 295 yards and scored four times as Bourbon County defeated Owen County in the rain and fog, 28-7.
The win denied the Rebels back-to-back wins for the first time since 2006. It also dropped their overall record for the season to 2-3.
Both teams battled the elements throughout the game. Heading into Friday night it was the hope that the elements would slow down the Colonels’ rushing game.
The Colonels jumped out in front in the first quarter when Barnes scored from 17-yards out.
The scored remained the same into the third quarter when Tyler Pruitt scored to tie the game at 7-7.
The positive feelings did not last long as Barnes went to work for Bourbon County.
The senior scored on runs of 60, 55 and 35 yards to put the game in the win column for the Colonels.
Barnes also attempted the only passes the Colonels threw all night but both attempts oth fell incomplete.
The Rebels did not do themselves any favors Friday night as they turned the ball over four times.
Owen County will be hoping for better weather and a better outcome on Friday night as they host East Jessamine. The game against the Jaguars will be homecoming for the Rebels.
Friday night’s game will be the Rebels’ last non-district match-up until the final week when Owen County hosts South Oldham.
In between those games, Owen County will play district games against DeSales, Carroll County and Christian Academy of Louisville.
Christian Academy of Louisville was the only other district team on the field Friday night as they defeated Shawnee 50-6.